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Are You a Poser?

Updated on September 19, 2011

I constantly run into posers and it often drives me crazy. I wonder why people like to feign something they are not? The posers pollute the world and diminish the coolness of the non-posers. Are you a poser? Based on my interactions with many posers, here are the major telltale signs of posers.

Think Olive Garden is authentic Italian?  You're a poser!
Think Olive Garden is authentic Italian? You're a poser!
Think White Zinfandel is the best wine?  You're a Poser!
Think White Zinfandel is the best wine? You're a Poser!

Food / Drink

  • If you claim you like "fine dining", but think Olive Garden is an authentic Italian restaurant, you're a poser.
  • If you claim you're a "wine expert", but only drink White Zinfandel and Riesling, you're a poser.
  • If you claim you like "ethnic food", but the only ethnic place you know is "PF Changs", you're a poser.
  • If you claim you "love Spanish food", but don't know the difference between Spanish and Mexican food, you're a poser.

 

Do you eat at McDonald's in foreign countries?  You're a poser!
Do you eat at McDonald's in foreign countries? You're a poser!

Travel

  • If you say that "travel is your passion", but you haven't left your state, you're a poser.
  • If you say you "love other cultures", but find the McDonald's in every country you visit, you're a poser.
  • If you claim to be a "world traveler", but don't have a passport, you're a poser.
  • If you say you "love the outdoors", but routinely watch the sunrise in High-Definition on your TV, you're a poser.

Is macaroni and cheese all you can cook?  You're a Poser!
Is macaroni and cheese all you can cook? You're a Poser!
Think sipping pina coladas by the pool is "swimming"?  You're a poser!
Think sipping pina coladas by the pool is "swimming"? You're a poser!

Hobbies

  • If you call yourself a "skydiver", but have only done one tandem jump five years ago, you're a poser.
  • If you claim "cooking" as one of your hobbies, but the only thing you cook is macaroni and cheese, you're a poser.
  • If you say you're a "swimmer", but think sitting around the pool drinking pina coladas is "swimming", you're a poser.
  • If you say you're a "marathoner", but have only walked a half marathon, you're a poser.

Are You a Poser?

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What Now?

If you're a poser, there's hope. Check out this guide on How to be Cool!

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    • kea profile image
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      kea 9 years ago

      Hey Posers! :) Thanks for the comments! I never realized so many of you like McDonald's! I'm Loving It!

    • TamCor profile image

      Tammy Cornett 9 years ago from Ohio

      I admit it, I'm a poser....

      I'm really a 24 year old blonde, who's traveled the world, instead of the 49 year old grandma I pretend to be....:)

      Great hub--I really enjoyed it!!

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      lxxy 9 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

      Haha, McDonald's is my home away from home...the best alternative to the american embassy.

    • TheMindlessBrute profile image

      TheMindlessBrute 9 years ago from Orlando,Florida

      The McDonald's reference got me too!I've been to many different countries while in the service and I had a friend that would always look for the first place to get a Big Mac.Great hub...very funny.

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      corianderstem 9 years ago from wide open fields

      I loved this. Especially the finding a McDonald's in every country.... I know that person!

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      Susan Reid 9 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      LOL. I am a "wannabe poser" and will have to try harder to impress people with the things I think I should be doing that will impress them.

      Seriously. Very cute hub and we all know people like this, don't we?

      I'm giving you a thumbs up on this one! For real -- I am not just saying that to make you like me:-). MM

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      Randy Behavior 9 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Posers would also get, all this information about themselves out, in the first 10 minutes.  lol.

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      Eaglekiwi 9 years ago from -Oceania

      Well just love it ,and Im not only voting but also leaving a comment.

      I was smiling from ear to ear knowing exaclty what this hub means. Im a sometimes person, but doesnt it irritate when people dont even relise they are "posers" ( all the time) lol

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